Washington: Join us for Lobby Day!

The 2012 Reproductive Health and Rights Lobby Day is just around the corner, and we would love for you to join hundreds of women from all across Washington State on the steps of the Capitol in Olympia.

In 2011, you made it possible to prevent devastating cuts to family planning in Washington State and kept some of our most vulnerable women and men safe. But 2012 is another year–we face the worst budget crisis in history as well as a major election. This is the year to be bold and aggressive to protect women’s access to reproductive rights.

Please join hundreds of pro-choice and pro-family planning volunteers from across the state to meet with your legislators face-to-face at the Capitol on Monday, January 30, 2012 for Reproductive Health and Rights Lobby Day. Join us to tell them why funding and access for basic reproductive health care services is so important. We need each of you to represent Washington’s pro-choice majority and defend reproductive health care for women and families throughout the state.

There are many competing interests this legislative session, and we cannot let women’s health care become white noise in Olympia. About $1.8 million in cuts to family planning has already been proposed by Governor Chris Gregoire at a time when more women than ever need access to essential health care services.

There is no experience necessary to come to Lobby Day. We provide the training you need to be an effective citizen lobbyist. We also offer transportation, food, and of course, the great company of like-minded friends. Just click here to RSVP for Lobby Day 2012 on January 30 now.

For information about Lobby Day in Idaho, go here to the Idaho news page, and for Alaska, go here.

P.S. We highly recommend you attend a training session prior to Lobby Day. When you RSVP, we’ll give you directions and a date so you know when and how!

If you live in Alaska, join us for Lobby Day on Feb. 14, and if you’re in Idaho, join us on Feb. 20!